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Virtual courses in June tackle pediatric pain, Practical Pediatrics

May 1, 2021

Join the AAP for two virtual courses in June.

Treatment and Prevention of Acute and Chronic Pain in Children, June 4-6, will address undertreated and underrecognized pediatric pain in infants through adolescents.

Acute, chronic and needle pain in childhood can result in poor clinical outcomes, including increased morbidity as well as anxiety, needle phobia, health care avoidance and chronic pain. This evidence-based course will cover interdisciplinary treatment strategies, including pharmacology, integrative medicine, psychotherapy, physical therapy and interventional modalities, in ambulatory and inpatient settings.

Other topics include safe analgesic prescribing during the opioid crisis and the influence of bias and adverse childhood experiences on pain treatment and substance use disorder. Pain management and opioid state medical board continuing medical education requirements also will be addressed.

Course topics include:

  • “The Elephant in the Room: Appropriate Analgesia in the Time of an Opioid Epidemic,”
  • “Adverse Childhood Experiences and Pediatric Pain,”
  • “Implicit Bias and its Consequences on Pediatric Pain Management,”
  • “Multimodal Analgesia: Better Pain Control with Fewer Side Effects,” and
  • “Treating and Preventing Pain and Anxiety Caused by Needle Procedures.”

For details, faculty information and to register for the 2.5-day interactive virtual course, visit

After the course, learners can participate in a pediatric-specific four-hour course that will help them meet the requirements to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.

Practical Pediatrics

Learn the latest on adolescent health, allergy and immunology, dermatology, emergency medicine, gastroenterology and sports medicine during Practical Pediatrics, June 12-13.

Registrants can access 18 prerecorded 35-minute general session lectures before the course begins. During the course, they can participate in two real-time hourlong sessions addressing questions submitted by viewers of the prerecorded lectures and six interactive 90-minute seminars, including real-time Q&A sessions. A few weeks later, recordings from the live sessions will be available on demand. Enduring material content will be available May 28 through June 10, 2022.

Earn up to 17 Maintenance of Certification Part 2 points by completing a pre- and post-course self-assessment. Register at

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